Washer Articles and Videos

From tips on how to get rid of mold in your washer or keep it odor-free, to expanded information on common error codes in washing machines, these articles and videos from Sears PartsDirect will help keep your washer running efficiently. And, check out our complete washer repair help page for symptoms and solutions, including step-by-step instructions for repairs.

Washer Common Questions

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Washer Common Questions

Browse our common washer repair questions at Sears PartsDirect for answers to frequently asked questions about washing machines.

Washer Common Parts Glossary

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Washer Common Parts Glossary

These descriptions of the parts that comprise front -and top-load washers can help you understand each part's function.

How to Get Rid of Mold in a Front-Load Washer

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How to Get Rid of Mold in a Front-Load Washer

Learn what steps to take to prevent and get rid of moldy odor in a front-load washer.

Troubleshooting Tangled Wash Loads Video

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Troubleshooting Tangled Wash Loads Video

If your top-load washer is leaving your clothes in a twisted, tangled bundle, check out the tips in this video.

How to Display Error Codes on Vertical Modular Washers (VMWs) Video

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How to Display Error Codes on Vertical Modular Washers (VMWs) Video

Learn how to enter diagnostic mode and view the error codes for Kenmore and Whirlpool vertical module washers (VMWs).

How to Keep a Washer Odor Free

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How to Keep a Washer Odor Free

These steps can get rid of washer odor and keep it from coming back.

6 Washing Machine Tips

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6 Washing Machine Tips

We've put together some tips on keeping your washing working well.

7 Tips for Cleaner Clothes

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7 Tips for Cleaner Clothes

See how you can help your washer do its job better by following these simple tips.

Washer Leaves Soap on Clothes Video

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Washer Leaves Soap on Clothes Video

This helpful video shows how you can prevent detergent residue on your clothing.

Samsung Front-Load Washer dc Error Code

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Samsung Front-Load Washer dc Error Code

Learn what steps to take to repair your washer when it displays the dc error code -- unbalanced load.

How to Repair Broken or Damaged Wires Video

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How to Repair Broken or Damaged Wires Video

Learn how to repair broken, frayed or damaged wires in your appliances.

How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

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How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working.

LG Front-Load Washer LE Error Code

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LG Front-Load Washer LE Error Code

Learn what steps to take to repair your LG front-load washer when it displays the LE error code.

LG Front-Load Washer UE Error Code

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LG Front-Load Washer UE Error Code

Learn what steps to take to repair your LG washer when it displays the UE error code.

LG Top-Load Washer uE and UE Error Codes

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LG Top-Load Washer uE and UE Error Codes

Learn what to do when your LG washer displays the eE and UE error codes.

Quiz: Are You Abusing Your Appliances?

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Quiz: Are You Abusing Your Appliances?

Take our quiz to see how well you treat your appliances. Then, find out what you can do to help them last longer.

How to Calibrate a Washer after a Repair Video

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How to Calibrate a Washer after a Repair Video

Calibrate some washers models after replacing the control board, drive motor, motor capacitor or tub suspension springs.

How to Pre-Treat Clothing Stains

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How to Pre-Treat Clothing Stains

Get tips on how best to pre-treat stains on clothes, including when to treat them and what kind of product to use on specific stains.

Troubleshooting a Top-Load Washer that Won't Drain or Spin Video

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Troubleshooting a Top-Load Washer that Won't Drain or Spin Video

Learn how to troubleshoot and fix your top-load washer if it won’t drain water or spin.

Wiring Schematic Symbols Explained Video

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Wiring Schematic Symbols Explained Video

Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.

How to Read a Wiring Schematic Video

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How to Read a Wiring Schematic Video

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

Using a Wiring Schematic to Trace a Current Video

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Using a Wiring Schematic to Trace a Current Video

Find out what’s wrong with your appliance by following a circuit.

How to Avoid Lint When Washing Clothes Video

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How to Avoid Lint When Washing Clothes Video

5 tips to prevent lint from getting stuck to your clothes.

Kenmore Front-Load Washer LE Error Code

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Kenmore Front-Load Washer LE Error Code

Learn what steps to take to repair your Kenmore front-load washer when it displays the LE error code.

Kenmore Front-Load Washer dc Error Code

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Kenmore Front-Load Washer dc Error Code

Learn what steps to take to repair your Kenmore washer when it displays the dc error code -- unbalanced load.

Kenmore Front-Load Washer UE Error Code

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Kenmore Front-Load Washer UE Error Code

Learn what steps to take to repair your Kenmore washer when it displays the UE error code.

Kenmore Top-Load Washer uE and UE Error Codes

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Kenmore Top-Load Washer uE and UE Error Codes

Learn what to do when your Kenmore washer displays the eE and UE error codes.

Samsung Front-Load Washer nd Error Code

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Samsung Front-Load Washer nd Error Code

Learn what to do if your Samsung washer displays the nd error code.

Kenmore Front-Load Washer nd Error Code

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Kenmore Front-Load Washer nd Error Code

Learn what to do if your Kenmore washer displays the nd error code.

Samsung Front-Load Washer nF Error Code

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Samsung Front-Load Washer nF Error Code

Learn why a Samsung washer displays the nF error code and how to fix it.

Kenmore Front-Load Washer nF Error Code

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Kenmore Front-Load Washer nF Error Code

Learn why a Kenmore washer displays the nF error code and how to fix it.

Easy DIY Washer Repairs

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Easy DIY Washer Repairs

Let us show you some easy direct-drive top-load washer repairs that you can do yourself in less than 30 minutes.